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Civil Rights Commission Launches Probe into Trump's Agencies

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, an independent agency charged with advising Congress and the president, has launched a two-year investigation into civil rights practices at several federal agencies under the Trump administration.

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ID Requirements Changing for Air Travelers Beginning January 2018

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), while gradually implementing the REAL ID Act passed by Congress in 2005, has announced that starting next year it cannot accept some state driverís licenses that donít meet acceptable security standards.

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CMS Announces New Coverage Options for Small Biz

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled a plan to change the way that small businesses enroll in insurance coverage through the federal exchanges, offering employers help needed to find affordable insurance for their employees.

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DOL ĎPlaylistsí Help Guide Professionals in Assisting the Disabled

A suite of new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) resources called "The Playlists: Disability Resources for WIOA Practitioners" has been posted on the Disability and Employment Community of Practice portal of the Department of Labor's Workforce GPS technical assistance website.

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Did you Miss the Tax Return Deadline? You Can Still File

The tax deadline for most taxpayers was Tuesday, April 18. If you missed the deadline, the IRS has some friendly advice for you. Taxpayers who owe federal income tax should file and pay as soon as they can to minimize any penalty and interest charges. For taxpayers who are due a refund, there is no penalty for filing a late return.

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IRS Hires Private Debt Collectors to Collect Unpaid Taxes

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, is cautioning consumers -- especially seniors -- to be aware of the Internal Revenue Serviceís (IRS) new policy of using private debt collection companies to collect unpaid taxes.

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Senate Aging Committee Leaders Press FCC on Robocall Rules

Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Robert Casey (D-PA), the chairman and ranking member, respectively, of the Senate Aging Committee, are urging support for a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) that would limit robocalls and help protect seniors against caller ID spoofing.

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IRS Warns Seniors to Beware of Tax Collection Telephone Scams

Itís that time of year again and the Internal Revenue Service is reminding seniors to remain wary about aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents. The callers claim to be IRS employees but are not.

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Fraud Alert: HHS OIG Hotline Telephone Number Used in Scam

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) confirms that the HHS OIG Hotline telephone number is being used as part of a telephone spoofing scam targeting individuals throughout the country.

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New Federal Poverty Guidelines Established for 2017

The new poverty guidelines are used for determining financial eligibility for many federal and state programs, including affordable housing subsidies, Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid, etc.

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